Movie News & Reviews

August 14, 2014

New this week in theaters

Boyhood | Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, this film is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. R. Starring: Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke and Ellar Coltrane.

New this week

Boyhood | Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, this film is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. R. Starring: Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke and Ellar Coltrane.

Deepsea Challenge 3D | On March 26, 2012, James Cameron made a record-breaking solo dive to the Earth’s deepest point, successfully piloting a submarine nearly 7 seven miles (11 kilometers) to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. This 3D documentary chronicles the filmmaker and avid explorer’s groundbreaking diving expeditions in his custom. PG. Starring: James Cameron, Frank Lotito and Paul Henri.

Let’s Be Cops | It’s the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they’re not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. R. Starring: Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson and Rob Riggle.

The Expendables 3 | Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill... or so he thought. PG-13. Starring: Jason Statham, Nicolas Cage and Sylvester Stallone.

The Giver | Jonas, a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver, who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. PG-13. Starring: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep and Alexander Skarsgård.

Magic in the Moonlight | Chinese conjuror Wei Ling Soo is the most celebrated magician of his age, but few know that he is the stage persona of Stanley Crawford, a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a sky-high opinion of himself and an aversion to phony spiritualists’ claims that they can perform real magic. PG-13. Starring: Emma Stone, Colin Firth and Marcia Gay Harden.

What If | The story of medical school dropout Wallace, who’s been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan seems to be finding the perfect partner, Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. PG-13. Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan and Adam Driver.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. PG-13. Starring: Megan Fox, William Fichtner and Alan Ritchson.

Into the Storm | In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. PG-13. Starring: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies and Jeremy Sumpter.

The Hundred-Foot Journey | When Hassan and his family, led by Papa, move to a quaint village in the south of France with the grand plan of opening an Indian restaurant in the picturesque countryside, they are undeterred by the fact that only 100 feet opposite stands a Michelin-starred, classical French eatery. PG. Starring: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal and Rohan Chand.

Step Up All In | In the next exciting chapter of the international phenomenon “Step Up,” all-stars from previous installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers. PG-13. Starring: Alyson Stoner, Briana Evigan and Ryan Guzman.

A Most Wanted Man | Present day Hamburg: A tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run arrives in the city’s Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune. R. Starring: Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Guardians of the Galaxy | After stealing a mysterious orb, American pilot/outlaw hero Peter Quill is hunted down and thrown into an intergalactic prison. PG-13. Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista.

Get On Up | Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. PG-13. Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer.

Lucy | A woman is accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. R. Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman and Min-sik Choi.

Hercules | Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his 12 labors. This story begins after the labors and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. PG-13. Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane and Rufus Sewell.

And So It Goes | There are a million reasons not to like realtor Oren Little, and that’s just the way he likes it. Willfully obnoxious to anyone who might cross his path, he wants nothing more than to sell one last house and retire in peace and quiet – until his estranged son suddenly drops off a granddaughter he never knew existed and turns his life upside-down. PG-13. Starring: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton and Sterling Jerins.

Planes: Fire & Rescue | A new comedy-adventure about second chances featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. PG. Starring: Dane Cook, Ed Harris and Julie Bowen. Critic’s rating: 3 stars.

The Purge: Anarchy | One night a year, all crime – including murder – is legal for 12 hours. A man heads out into the chaos, intent on killing thugs as revenge for his son’s death, but ends up rescuing a stranded couple. R. Starring: Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez and Zach Gilford. Critic’s rating: 1.5 stars.

Sex Tape | When Jay and Annie first got together, their romantic connection was intense – and though they’re still very much in love, 10 years and two kids have cooled the passion. R. Starring: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel and Ellie Kemper. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. PG-13. Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke and Gary Oldman. Critic’s rating: 3.5 stars.

Transformers: Age of Extinction | Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his cross-hairs. PG-13. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor and Li Bingbing. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.

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